It's easier to save your breath and just put the phone down without speaking.postman said:Just answered the phone .Some call centre asking me to take part in a survey .
So i asked them had they heard of TPS cos'this number is on it .Could i have their web site so i could browse .
They put the phone down on me .
I used to work in a market research call centre and just hanging up doesn't work because they're allowed to call back. We had a policy where we would call 3 times or until we got a direct refusal. Whereas if you tell them explicitly NOT to call your number again, they're not allowed to. Much quicker and can be done politely.As TPS registration only prevents marketing calls, organisations will still be able to call you for the purposes of genuine market research.
I always give them a 'sorry, no thanks'. It costs nothing and I've never seen the point in being offensive to someone just to make yourself feel better.vernon said:It's easier to save your breath and just put the phone down without speaking.
Having said that, my son sometimes works in a call centre and has horrific tales of the abuse that they sometimes have to deal with.
The TPS doesn't stop market research calls, so if they genuinely are just doing a survey they aren't breaking the rules at all. If they try to sell you something at the end, then that would be breaking the rules.AndyCarolan said:Ive had a lot of calls recently conducting "market research", it appears that if they say that, they believe that they can bypass TPS rules :/